jeudi 1 juin 2017

Successful Launch of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 34 carrying MICHIBIKI No. 2












JAXA - Quasi Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) patch.

June 1, 2017

H-IIA rocket carrying a Michibiki 2 satellite launch

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA successfully launched H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 34 (H-IIA F34) which encapsulates MICHIBIKI No. 2, Quasi-Zenith Satellite System at 9:17:46 a.m. on June 1, 2017 (JST) from JAXA’s Tanegashima Space Center.

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H-IIA F34 launches QZSS-2 (Michibiki 2)

The launch and flight of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 34 proceeded as planned and the separation of the satellite confirmed 28 minutes 21 seconds after the launch time.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA express appreciation for the support in behalf of the successful launch.


An artist's rendering of the Michibiki satellite in orbit

Michibiki 2 navigation spacecraft, the second member of Japan’s Quasi-Zenith Satellite System. Japan plans to initially deploy four QZSS satellites to augment regional navigation services over Japan and neighboring countries provided by the U.S. Global Positioning System.

Related links:

H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 34 Flight Sequence (Quick Estimation): http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2017/06/files/20170601_h2af34.pdf

MHI Launch Services: http://h2a.mhi.co.jp/en/index.html

H-IIA Launch Vehicle: http://global.jaxa.jp/projects/rockets/h2a/

Quashi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS): http://qzss.go.jp/en/

Images, Video, Text, Credits: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)/National Research and Development Agency/Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd./Orbiter.ch Aerospace/Roland Berga.

Best regards, Orbiter.ch

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